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Duke Integrative, Today's Practitioner, Adam Perlman

Balancing Priorities as Integrative Healthcare Providers

Relationships, priorities, and a life worth living when serving as a physician Essay by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Relationships are a key component to success — and sometimes failure — not only on the job but also in one’s life. Whether it’s our relationships […]

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CASI, Todays Practitioner, Designs for Health

Enjoy Professional Learning with CASI 2017 TED-Style Talks

Do you enjoy learning more about functional medicine, but wish medical conferences had a little more zing than zag and lag? Then you won’t want to miss the Clinical and Scientific Insights (CASI) conference on functional medicine, by Design’s for Health. This year’s conference chair, David Brady, ND has organized a line up of leading […]

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Opioids may exacerbate pain, new study shows

Increasingly practitioners are voicing concerns about the long-term safety of opioid medications for treating chronic pain. Since 2000, nearly 165,000 lives have been lost from addiction to prescription opioids, according to federal reports. A new study by professors at University of Colorado Boulder shows the escalation of opioid prescriptions for pain may actually contribute to […]

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As seen in WSJ: Nutrigenomics, next new field of medicine

A new frontier is emerging in genomic medicine and culinary arts that is destined to dramatically change the lexicon of food, human genomes and health. It’s called culinary genomics or nutrigenomics. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, this is the new frontier in medicine. Today’s Practitioner is pleased to announce that the first ever […]

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TOP READ Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everything we understand diseases like autism, […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids reduce breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

The anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 fatty acids may lower the breast cancer risk of obese, post-menopausal women. A study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids have a specific protective effect for obese, post menopausal women with dense breast tissue. Andrea Manni, professor and division chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Penn State […]

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Study defines risk of colon cancer for first degree relatives

It is commonly known that colorectal cancer risk is greater for first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with colorectal cancer than the general population. Screening guidelines recommend a colonoscopy every 5 or 10 years beginning at the age of 40, which is dependent on whether colorectal cancer index-case is diagnosed at <60 or ≥60 y, respectively. […]

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